Where to find us…
READ College is delighted to be located in Reading’s newest professional Arts venue, St Bart’s Theatre. As well as housing state-of-the-art, newly refurbished studios and facilities for READ, St Bart’s also has professional touring theatre companies using it as a rehearsal and performance venue, meaning that our students are training in the heart of the performing profession!
How to get here
12, 13 & 14 (Orange route) from town centre, 12 minute journey – The Orange route buses depart from Blagrave Street (stop EM). As you exit Reading Station, you will see a roundabout in the middle of the road opposite you with a statue in the middle of it, and behind that is a Starbucks Coffee shop. Stop EM is right outside the Starbucks.
Get off the bus at Liverpool Road (the stops are shown on screens in the buses). As the bus approaches Liverpool Road you will have just passed READ College on the right, so when you get off the bus walk back in the opposite direction and you will see the college on the opposite side of the road.
17 (Purple route) from town centre, 12 minute journey & 5 min walk – The Purple route buses depart from Blagrave Street (stop EO). As you exit Reading Station, walk round to the left following the road and keeping the station on your left. The road bears right immediately opposite a pink office building called the Apex Plaza (next to the station) and if you follow the road to the right here, stop EO is the first one on your left (opposite the Blagrave Arms pub). It is only a minute on foot from the station.
Get off the bus at College Road (the stops are shown on screens in the buses) on the corner of Palmer Park. Immediately behind the bus stop as you get off the bus is St Bartholomews Road (with Bart’s Grill Restaurant on the corner). Follow St Bartholomews Road to the far end and the college is the last building on the right as you get to the T junction.
We are 10 mins from junction 10 of the M4 if you are travelling in from the east, or about 20 minutes from junction 11 of the M4 if you are coming from the west. St Bartholomews Rd runs directly between two major routes in and out of Reading – London Rd and Wokingham Rd – so it is easy to find with a SatNav but allow yourself a little extra time for town centre traffic! There is free parking for 2 hours on the street outside, or free parking in the main car park for Palmer Park Sports Stadium which is a five minute walk away.
If you want to apply for an audition, then you can apply now online!